Release notes for Microsoft Edge Stable Channel

These release notes provide information about new features and non-security updates that are included in the Microsoft Edge Stable Channel.

  • All the security updates are listed here.
  • Archived release notes for Microsoft Edge Stable Channel are located here.

To understand Microsoft Edge channels, see the Overview of the Microsoft Edge channels.

Note

For the Stable Channel, updates will roll out progressively over one or more days. To learn more, see Progressive rollouts for Microsoft Edge updates.

Version 87.0.664.75: January 7

Security updates are listed here.

Version 87.0.664.66: December 17

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Version 87.0.664.60: December 10

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Version 87.0.664.57: December 7

Fixed various bugs and performance issues. Security updates are listed here.

Version 87.0.664.55: December 3

Fixed various bugs and performance issues. The following feature was updated for this release.

  • Shopping is enabled by default. Starting with Microsoft Edge version 87, enterprise users can benefit from shopping in Microsoft Edge. With Shopping features, Microsoft Edge helps users find coupons and better prices while shopping online. (The coupon experience was released with Stable version 87.0.664.41). The price comparison experience is now available with this update. This feature can be configured using the EdgeShoppingAssistantEnabled policy. See our Blog and Learn More about Microsoft Shopping.

Version 87.0.664.52: November 30

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Version 87.0.664.47: November 23

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Version 87.0.664.41: November 19

Security updates are listed here.

Feature updates

  • Automatic redirection for incompatible sites from Internet Explorer to Microsoft Edge. Starting with the Microsoft Edge 87 Stable update, public websites that show an incompatibility message on Internet Explorer will be automatically redirected to Microsoft Edge. To learn more and to configure this experience, see Redirecting incompatible sites.

  • Kiosk mode privacy features enabled. Starting with Microsoft Edge version 87, kiosk mode features that will help enterprises around the privacy of user data will be enabled. These features will enable experiences such as clear the user data on exit, delete downloaded files and to reset the configured start experience after a specified amount of idle time. Learn more about how to Configure Microsoft Edge kiosk mode

  • Shopping features enabled by default. Starting with Microsoft Edge version 87 enterprise users can also benefit from shopping in Edge. With Shopping features, Microsoft Edge helps users to find coupons and better prices while shopping online. Coupon experience is available with this update and price comparison will be released in upcoming updates for Microsoft Edge 87. This feature can be configured through EdgeShoppingAssistantEnabled policy. See our Blog and Learn More about Microsoft Shopping.

  • ClickOnce deployment enabled by default. ClickOnce is enabled by default in Microsoft Edge 87, which reduces the barriers for enterprises to deploy software and better align with Microsoft Edge Legacy browser behavior. Starting in Microsoft Edge 87, the ClickOnceEnabled policy's "Not configured" state will reflect the new default ClickOnce state of Enabled (as compared to the previous default state of Disabled).

  • The enterprise new tab page (NTP) integrates productivity with customizable, work-relevant feed content. The enterprise NTP blends the Office 365 productivity page we offer to users signed in with their work or school account with personalized, work-relevant company and industry feeds that are organized in a single page. Users will be able to recognize the familiar Office 365 content and Microsoft Search for Business powered by Bing. In addition, they can easily customize "My Feed" by choosing the most relevant content to them from the available content and modules for their organization. IT Administrators can control the News feed settings for their organization, including the selected industry for the Edge new tab page by going to Microsoft 365 admin center. Learn more

  • Privacy and Security:

    • Support TLS Token Binding for policy-configured sites. TLS Token binding helps prevent token theft attacks to ensure that cookies can't be reused from a device other than the device upon which they were initially set. The use of TLS token binding requires setting the AllowTokenBindingForUrls policy and requires that the sites listed support this feature.
  • Keyboard support for highlighter on PDF files. Users can use their keyboard keys to highlight any text on a PDF.

  • Printing:

    • Choose which side to flip on when printing on both sides. Users can choose to flip on the long side or the short side of a sheet when printing on both sides.
    • Choose print rasterization mode for the enterprise. Control how Microsoft Edge prints to a non-PostScript printer on Windows. Sometimes print jobs on non-PostScript printers need to be rasterized to print correctly. The print options are "Full" and "Fast".

Policy updates

New policies

Ten new policies were added. Download the updated Administrative Templates from the Microsoft Edge Enterprise landing page. The following new policies were added.

Deprecated Policy

NewTabPageSetFeedType - Configure the Microsoft Edge new tab page experience.

Obsoleted Policy

EnableDeprecatedWebPlatformFeatures - Re-enable deprecated web platform features for a limited time.

Version 86.0.622.69: November 13

Security updates are listed here. This update contains CVE-2020-16013 and CVE-2020-16017, that have been reported by the Chromium team as having an exploit in the wild.

Version 86.0.622.68: November 11

Security updates are listed here

Version 86.0.622.63: November 4

Security updates are listed here. This update contains CVE-2020-16009, that has been reported by the Chromium team as having an exploit in the wild.

Version 86.0.622.61: November 2

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Version 86.0.622.58: October 29

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Version 86.0.622.56: October 27

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Version 86.0.622.51: October 22

Security updates are listed here

Version 86.0.622.48: October 20

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Version 86.0.622.43: October 15

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Version 86.0.622.38: October 9

Security updates are listed here

Feature updates

  • Roll back to previous Microsoft Edge version. The rollback feature lets administrators revert to a known good version of Microsoft Edge if there's an issue in the latest version of Microsoft Edge. Note: Stable version 86.0.622.38 is the first version you can roll back to, which means that Stable version 87 is the first version ready to rollback from. Learn more.

  • Enforce enabling Sync by default across the enterprise. Administrators can enable synchronization for Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) accounts by default with the ForceSync policy.

  • Automatic profile switching on Windows 7 and 8.1. The automatic profile switching currently available in Microsoft Edge on Windows 10 is extended to downlevel Windows (Windows 7 and 8.1). For more information, see the automatic profile switching blog post.

  • SameSite=Lax Cookies By Default. To improve web security and privacy, cookies will now default to SameSite=Lax handling by default. This means that cookies will only be sent in a first-party context and will be omitted for requests sent to third-parties. This change can cause compatibility impact on websites that require cookies for third-party resources to function correctly. To permit such cookies, web developers can mark cookies which should be set from and sent to third-party contexts by adding explicit SameSite=none and Secure attributes when the cookie is set. Enterprises that wish to exempt certain sites from this change can do so using the LegacySameSiteCookieBehaviorEnabledForDomainList policy, or can opt-out of the change across all sites using the LegacySameSiteCookieBehaviorEnabled policy.

  • Remove the HTML5 Application Cache API. Beginning with Microsoft Edge version 86, the legacy Application Cache API that enables offline use of web pages is being removed from Microsoft Edge. Web Developers should review the WebDev documentation for information on replacing the Application Cache API with Service Workers. Important: You can request an AppCache OriginTrial Token that allows sites to continue to use the deprecated Application Cache API until Microsoft Edge version 90.

  • Privacy and Security:

    • Replace MetricsReportingEnabled and SendSiteInformationToImproveServices policies for downlevel Windows and macOS. These policies are deprecated in Microsoft Edge version 86 and will become obsolete in Microsoft Edge version 89.
      These policies are replaced by Allow Telemetry on Windows 10, and the new DiagnosticData policy for all other platforms. This will let users manage the diagnostic data that gets sent to Microsoft for Windows 7, 8, 8.1 and macOS.
    • Secure DNS (DNS-over-HTTPS) support. Beginning with Microsoft Edge version 86, settings to control Secure DNS on un-managed devices is available. These settings aren't accessible to users on managed devices, but IT admins can enable or disable Secure DNS using the dnsoverhttpsmode group policy.
  • Internet Explorer mode: Let users use the Microsoft Edge User Interface (UI) to test sites in Internet Explorer mode. Beginning with Microsoft Edge version 86, administrators can enable a UI option for their users to load a tab in Internet Explorer mode for testing purposes or as a stopgap until sites are added to the site list XML.

  • PDF updates:

    • Table of contents for PDF Documents. Beginning with version 86, Microsoft Edge has added support for table of contents that lets users easily navigate through PDF documents.
    • Access all PDF functionalities on small form factor screens. Access all the capabilities of the Microsoft Edge PDF reader on devices with small screen sizes.
    • Pen support for highlighter on PDF files. With this update, users can use their digital pen to directly highlight text on PDF files, in the same way they would with a physical highlighter and paper.
    • Improved PDF scrolling. You will now be able to experience stutter free scrolling while navigating through long PDF documents.
  • Users will see auto complete suggestions when they start typing a search query on the Microsoft Edge Add-ons website. Auto complete will help users quickly complete their search query without having to type the entire string. This will be helpful because users won't have to remember correct spellings and they can choose from the available options that are displayed.

  • Add a custom image to the New Tab Page (NTP) using a group policy. Beginning with Microsoft Edge version 86 the NTP has an option to replace the default image with a custom user-supplied image. The ability to manage the properties of this image is also supported by the group policy.

  • Match customized keyboard shortcuts to VS Code. Microsoft Edge DevTools now supports customizing keyboard shortcuts in the DevTools to match with your editor/IDE. (In Microsoft Edge 84, we added the ability to match DevTools keyboard shortcuts to VS Code).

  • Delete downloads from disk using download manager. Users are now able to delete their downloaded files from their disk without leaving the browser. The new Delete downloads functionality exists within the context menu of downloads shelf or the downloads page.

Policy updates

New policies

Twenty-three new policies were added. Download the updated Administrative Templates from the Microsoft Edge Enterprise landing page. The following new policies were added.

Deprecated Policies

Obsoleted Policy

TLS13HardeningForLocalAnchorsEnabled - Enable a TLS 1.3 security feature for local trust anchors.

Version 85.0.564.70: October 6

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Version 85.0.564.68: October 1

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Version 85.0.564.63: September 23

Security updates are listed here

Version 85.0.564.51: September 9

Security updates are listed here

Version 85.0.564.44: August 31

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Version 85.0.564.41: August 27

Security updates are listed here

Feature updates

  • On-premises synchronization of Favorites and Settings. Now you can synchronize browser favorites and settings between Active Directory profiles within your own environment without the need for cloud sync.

  • Microsoft Edge group policy support for trusting site + app combos to launch without a confirmation prompt.. Group policy support added that lets administrators add site + app combos that are trusted to launch without the confirmation prompt. This adds the ability for administrators to configure trusted protocol/origin combinations (such as Microsoft 365 apps) for their end-users to suppress the confirmation prompt when navigating to a URL that contains an app protocol.

  • PDF Highlighter tool. This tool can be added to the toolbar for PDFs to easily highlight important text.

  • The Storage Access API is available. The Storage Access API allows access to first-party storage in a third-party context when a user has provided a direct intent to allow storage that would otherwise be blocked by the browser's current configuration. For more information, see Storage Access API.

  • Send to OneNote is available for Microsoft Edge Collections. Everyone's excited to be able to send the information they've gathered in Collections to OneNote, where they can append it to a larger project and collaborate with others! And even more importantly, in Microsoft Edge 85, you'll be able send content to Office for Mac products (Word, Excel, and OneNote) for both Microsoft account and Azure Active Directory.

  • DevTools updates. For details about the following updates, see What's New In DevTools (Microsoft Edge 85).

    • Microsoft Edge DevTools supports Surface Duo emulation. The Microsoft Edge DevTools can emulate the Surface Duo so you can test how your web content will look on dual-screen devices. To turn on this experiment in DevTools, enter Device Mode by pressing Ctrl+Shift+M on Windows or Command+Shift+M on macOS, and then select Surface Duo from the device drop-down list.
    • Microsoft Edge DevTools lets you match keyboard shortcuts to VS Code. The Microsoft Edge DevTools supports customizing keyboard shortcuts in the DevTools to match your editor/IDE. In Microsoft Edge 85, we are adding the ability to match DevTools keyboard shortcuts to VS Code. This change will help increase productively across VS Code and DevTools.

Policy updates

New policies

Thirteen new policies were added. Download the updated Administrative Templates from the Microsoft Edge Enterprise landing page. The following new policies were added.

Obsoleted policies

Version 84.0.522.63: August 20

Security updates are listed here.

Version 84.0.522.61: August 17

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Version 84.0.522.59: August 11

Security updates are listed here

Version 84.0.522.58: August 10

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Version 84.0.522.52: August 1

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Version 84.0.522.50: July 31

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Version 84.0.522.49: July 29

Security updates are listed here

Version 84.0.522.48: July 28

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

Version 84.0.522.44: July 23

Fixed various bugs and performance issues.

See also